Michael Englesbe MD, Program Director
Dr. Englesbe received his undergraduate degree at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut in 1993. He went on to obtain his medical degree in 1997 from the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and completed his general surgery residency at the University of Michigan Health System in 2004. From 2000 to 2002, Dr. Englesbe did a surgical research post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Washington Medical Center in Seattle, Washington. Dr. Englesbe completed a two-year fellowship in multi-organ transplantation surgery at the University of Michigan in June of 2006. He now serves as the Cyrenus G. Darling Sr. & Cyrenus G. Darling Jr. Professor of Surgery.
Dr. Englesbe performs both kidney and liver transplantation. His primary clinical focus is pediatric liver transplantation. He started the multi-disciplinary pediatric portal hypertension clinic and has significant expertise in the management of portal hypertension and portal vein thrombosis in children and adults. He also does surgery for living kidney donation and dialysis access.
Dr. Englesbe is very involved in medical student education. He is the director of the 3rd and 4th year medical school curriculum at Michigan. He runs several research programs for students and mentors many students and residents.
Dr. Englesbe’s active research group focuses on improving the value of surgical care. Key topics of interest include frailty, prehabilitation, opioid use, patient regret, patient reported outcomes and surgical appropriateness. His work is funded by the National Institute of Health, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, the Substance Use and Mental Health Administration, Center for Disease Control, and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Michigan.
Dr. Englesbe aspires to make Michigan the best place for patients to receive surgical care in the United States.
Greta Krapohl PhD, RN, Associate Director
Twenty years of service in the U.S Army afforded Greta the opportunity to develop a broad range of skills in both clinical and administrative positions. Trained as a critical care nurse, she has practiced in austere environments both within the continental United States and overseas and has extensive experience in medical evacuation, triage, and emergency medical preparations. She served as a part of the White House Medical Unit from 1995-1997 coordinating the medical contingency planning as well as routine, acute, and emergency care for President Clinton, Vice President Gore and their families. Before her retirement as a Lieutenant Colonel, Greta was the Deputy Commander for Nursing and Clinical Services at Andrew Rader U.S. Army Health Clinic, Fort Myer.
Greta is a graduate of the Army Medical Department Advanced Course, Combined Arms & Services Staff School, Advanced Nurse Leadership Course and the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. She holds several awards and recognitions from her military service to include the Army Commendation Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, the Expert Field Medical Badge, the Presidential Service Badge, and the Order of Military Merit. Greta received her Bachelor of Science degree in nursing from University of Delaware, a Master’s degree as a Critical Care Clinical Nurse Specialist from Georgetown University, and her PhD from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.
In her current position as the Associate Director for MSQC she hopes to blend her clinical, administrative and scientific background to improve patient outcomes, help shape the future of surgical care delivery and most importantly, enhance the lives of patients and their families.
Darrell “Skip” Campbell, Jr. MD, Director Emeritus
Darrell A. Campbell, Jr., M.D., is the Emeritus Director of the Michigan Surgical Quality Collaborative, and Professor Emeritus, Department of Transplant Surgery, Michigan Medicine. He received his BS degree in zoology from Michigan State University in 1968, and graduated with distinction from George Washington University, receiving an MD degree in 1972. Subsequently, Dr. Campbell received his General Surgery training at the University of Michigan from 1972 through 1979. During this period, he spent two years as an investigator in the National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health. Following General Surgery training, Dr. Campbell began his special interest in transplantation, ultimately heading the Section of Transplantation, where he concentrated on kidney, liver and pancreas transplantation. In 1986 Dr Campbell spent 6 months on sabbatical in Cambridge, England learning the technique of liver transplantation with Professor Sir Roy Calne. Subsequently he became Chief of the Section of General Surgery and continued in this position until 1997. He served as the elected Chief of Staff for the University of Michigan Health System from 2002 2010, and then the inaugural Chief Medical Officer at the University of Michigan Health System from 2010-2014.
Dr. Campbell won the Michigan Hospital Association’s Keystone “Patient Safety and Quality Leadership Award” in 2005; and he was the recipient of the John M. Eisenberg Award for Patient Safety and Quality, awarded by the Agency for Health Care Research and Quality and the Joint Commission, in 2007.
Beth Seese MS, CCRC, Program Manager
Beth joined MSQC in March of 2012 to help initiate and implement clinical projects for the purpose of surgical quality improvement across the collaborative.
Beth began her undergraduate studies as a “Sparty” and received her Bachelors of Science from Michigan State University in 2005. While in college, she worked for the Ingham County Health Department conducting group health workshops teaching adolescent health, reproduction, social issues and multicultural awareness. Beth went on to earn her Masters of Science in Clinical Research Administration and has since gained over 5 years of clinical trial experience working with the University of Michigan, Department of Transplant Surgery as a clinical research coordinator.
Her experience with the conduct of clinical trials in accordance with Good Clinical Practice, regulatory management and Institutional Review Boards will be utilized to implement surgical quality improvement projects for MSQC member hospitals.
Rhonda Rogers BSN, RN, Clinical Site Coordinator
Rhonda joined MSQC in October 2014. Most recently, she was the Surgical Clinical Quality Reviewer (SCQR) at St. Joseph Mercy Oakland Hospital, within the Organization Integrity Department. Prior to that, she had ten years of surgery experience as Circulating RN, RN First Assistant, and Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery Coordinator. She was nominated and recognized as Clinical Expert for Cardiac Surgery with HealthTrust Purchasing Group (HPG) representing Trinity Health System for a two-year period.
She obtained her Associate of Science in Nursing at Oakland Community College in 1992, initially working in oncology then transitioning to the Intensive Care Units (medical, surgical and cardiac). She also provided Home Care Services as RN Care Manager, igniting her desire to pursue her BSN. She completed her Bachelor of Science in Nursing at the University of Detroit Mercy, McCauley School of Nursing in 2013.
Her primary responsibility is working with the MSQC clinical team to provide training and ongoing clinical support to the MSQC's clinical sites.
Cheryl Rocker RN, BS, Clinical Site Coordinator
Cheryl joined MSQC in November 2015. Ever since graduating from nursing school in 2004, her entire career has been devoted to surgical patients. She most recently was the Surgical Clinical Quality Reviewer (SCQR) at Garden City Hospital. Prior to her SCQR role she worked several years as a circulator and scrub nurse in the Operating Room, and on a surgical step-down unit as a staff nurse. Cheryl has obtained two Associate Degrees, a Bachelor of Science Degree and is currently pursuing a MSN in Education.
Her primary responsibility is working as part of the MSQC clinical team to provide training and ongoing clinical support to the SCQR’s at MSQC's clinical sites.
Sarah Evilsizer BSN, Clinical Site Coordinator
Sarah joined the MSQC in January 2016 as a Clinical Site Coordinator. She has worked within the University of Michigan Health System since 2011. Sarah started her nursing career as Staff Nurse caring for post-surgical patients who had undergone various GI related surgeries including transplants, bariatric surgery, and bowel surgeries. Most recently Sarah worked in the area of Clinical Documentation Improvement as a Clinical Documentation Specialist.
Sarah began her nursing education at Washtenaw Community College and obtained her Associate Degree in Nursing. From there, she continued on to complete her Bachelor of Science in Nursing at the University of Michigan-Flint.
Her primary role at the MSQC is working as part of the Clinical Team to provide clinical support to the MSQC hospitals.
Laurie Fasbinder MS, RN, Education Coordinator
Laurie joined MSQC in 2013 after spending the last 20 years as a faculty member of the University of Michigan School of Nursing. She taught primarily in the undergraduate and second career nursing programs, teaching in the classroom, laboratory and clinical settings in courses such as Nursing Fundamentals and Health Assessment. She also planned and coordinated courses and supervised instructors and faculty who taught in undergraduate courses. She was awarded The Teacher of the Year Award, as nominated by students, staff and faculty in 2008. She earned her BSN at the University of Michigan and then worked in surgical step-down units, S.I.C.U., critical care units, general surgery, nurse resource pool, and home care in Michigan and Texas. She also served as Chairman of Nursing and Health Services for the American Red Cross at Sembach Air Force Base, Germany. She earned her M.S. at the University of Arizona College of Nursing, and moved back to Michigan to begin her teaching career.
Her responsibilities at MSQC consist of developing and providing instructional materials to Collaborative members regarding best practices in surgical trends, outcomes, and quality, as well as to participate in ongoing program and project development and evaluation activities.
Suzy Spencer, Business Manager
Suzy joined the MSQC in October of 2010 as an Administrative Assistant. She spent the previous 5 years as the Post Mortem Care Coordinator at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Ann Arbor, Michigan developing and implementing policies and procedures designed to assist families during a very difficult time. Prior to that, for more than 20 years she owned and managed a highly successful full service studio and event photography business.
As Program Coordinator for MSQC, Suzy supports the Operations Director as well as coordinating the day-to-day activities of the MSQC office and staff. She is responsible for facilitation of the annual conference, quarterly meetings, training sessions and most communication to sites.
Theresa Porter, Administrative Assistant
Before joining MSQC in 2016, Theresa worked at U of M Mott Children’s Hospital. She started with the Security team in 2007 and assisted with screening, badging and wayfinding. In 2009, she moved to Pediatric Radiology, working on check in, phone triage, and extensive anesthesia scheduling and administrative tasks, both inpatient and outpatient, working closely with technicians, doctors, nurses, schedulers and coordinators to make complicated cases run smoothly.
"I am excited to have joined the MSQC team as an Administrative Assistant! I bring with me lots of customer service and scheduling experience. My goal is to support the staff of MSQC so we can continue to do the important work of enhancing the lives of patients and their families. I look forward to being a main point of contact and a valuable asset in my new role."
Kathy Bishop MHSA, QI Implementation and Regulatory Specialist
Kathy joined MSQC in July 2017 after spending three years as the Program Manager for the Michigan Surgical Health & Optimization Program (MSHOP). She has spent her entire 21 year career at the University of Michigan, where she has over ten years of experience managing research programs ranging from studies of innovative forms of health communication to programs, pediatric asthma, pelvic floor research, and preeclampsia prevention. She later managed the Patient Education program at the UM Comprehensive Cancer Center, which included oversight of the Skills Laboratory for patient teaching. She is certified in Lean for Healthcare and has managed numerous quality improvement initiatives during her years of employment at Michigan Medicine, including work with the Lean for Clinical Redesign CQI.
Kathy graduated from Michigan State University in 1994 with a degree in Interdisciplinary Social Science, focusing on public health policy. She received a Masters of Health Services Administration in 1996 from the University of Michigan School of Public Health. She brings her vast past experience implementing research protocols and managing quality improvement programs to her role at MSQC, where she will be primarily charged with overseeing quality improvement implementation and regulatory management.
Karen Adams RN, CSC Support
Karen joined MSQC in April 2017 to help facilitate MSQC’s Inter-Rater Reliability (IRR) process. Her nursing career has taken her to multiple areas of the hospital including step-down ICU, progressive care, BLS and ACLS Instructor, Nursing Informatics, Clinical Quality Improvement, and most recently Clinical Information Analyst for the University of Michigan Health System. In 2014, while working for another hospital system, she teamed up with the MSQC SCQR and ultimately received an award from MSQC for “Developing an Outstanding QI project.” Little did she know, years later she would be working for MSQC on multiple projects. Her primary responsibility will be working with the MSQC Clinical Team, MSQC Sites, and SCQRs to facilitate all IRRs and working with the reporting functions within the MSQC database.
Matt Callow, Operations Manager
Matt manages MSQC's business operations, communications, and technical projects, and coordinates vendor relationships for its collaborative data collection tools, websites, online communication channels, social media presence, and other technology platforms. He works closely with MSQC's IT vendors and participating hospitals in the delivery, maintenance and support of the data collection tools.
He has many years of experience in information management and technical project coordination, supporting web development, content management, and customer support projects in the higher education, digital publishing, and nonprofit sectors.
Matt joined the MSQC team in 2013 and is the main point of contact for the MSQC website and technology projects.